Named after his father, Thomas DePasquale was born on a clear day in May of 1959, at ST Joseph’s hospital in Paterson New Jersey. His Father owned and operated an auto-repair shop. His mother Jane DePasquale was a homemaker. He has three brothers Gary, Steven, and David.
During his childhood, Thomas Lived with his family in Paterson until the age of three before the family moved to West Paterson. At the age of 17, the family moved again to Totowa Borough.
Thomas attended West Paterson elementary school and Passaic Valley High School. Upon Graduating Passaic Valley Thomas attended Villanova University for two and a half years before leaving to start his own business.
Thomas met Linda Neznamy of Paterson one weekend home while attending Villanova. They married a few years later in September of 1981.They purchased a home in Wayne Township where they raised a family and still reside today. Their first child Thomas IV was born in September of 1982 Followed by Dawn in March of 1984 and Then Michael in 1985. Thomas DePasquale IV is a personal trainer at Hackensack wellness and fitness center in Maywood. His daughter Dawn is a third grade school teacher in the Wayne township schools. His son Michael, who married Sarah Windish of Wayne, is expecting his first child and is a software engineer for Google.
Michael DePasquale was a student at Villanova and he challenged his father to complete his education at Villanova. Thomas took the challenge taking summer classes and commuting to Villanova three times a week to attend classes at the Villanova campus. Thomas graduated alongside his son in 2005.
Thomas DePasquale started his first business, Tommy’s Auto Clinic in May of 1980. Tommy’s Auto clinic was a six bay Auto repair shop with an average of seven employees. When the economic climate of Paterson began to change and industry started to move from Paterson, Thomas saw the need to change. The facility was converted into a Self-service carwash and coin Laundromat to serve the needs of the changing community.
It was about this time that Thomas Purchased his first Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Franchisee and currently operates 10 to 14 seasonal locations. Including locations in Sears and Walmart stores.
Thomas DePasquale holds a securities license, Life, Health insurance license for financial Planning, and a New Jersey State real-estate license.